August 20, 2018 Ripple Effect

The company ranks #467 overall and #15 in Maryland with three-year growth of 1,083%

Ripple Effect Communications, Inc. joined elite company this week after it was named, for the second year in a row, to Inc. magazine’s annual rankings of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Ripple Effect claimed the 467th spot overall in the 2018 Inc. 5000 list, moving up from the 595th spot in 2017. According to the publication, of the tens of thousands of companies that apply to the Inc. 5000 list, only one in three companies have made the list two times. 

“This is a tremendous accomplishment for the entire Ripple Effect team,” said Ripple Effect CEO Amy Bielski, “A testament to our culture, brilliant people, and commitment to making our clients successful, day in and day out.”  

Ripple Effect, a Rockville-based, woman-owned small business, has more than 134 active employees and has grown more than 1000% from 2014 to 2018. Working primarily with federal agencies across communications and outreach, program management and policy, and research and evaluation, Ripple Effect has carved a niche for itself in the government contracting space, building focused subject matter expertise on health care and science research policies and procedures. 

The fast-growing company has prioritized cultivating a work culture that attracts the region’s top professional talent. Ripple Effect has recruited a diverse team of doctors, evaluation research scientists, communications specialists, and PhD scientists that combine interdisciplinary backgrounds to solve complex and constantly evolving client challenges. The company embraces modern workplace trends in their Rockville office, which includes hot desking and room reservation software, sit-to-stand and treadmill desks, soundproof TalkBox pods, a quiet room for mindfulness activities, and an open floor plan that promotes collaboration. 

The focus on culture and environmentalready paying dividends, extends into the future, as Ripple Effect prepares for continued growth 

“We’ve enjoyed incredible success and grown quickly over these past few years, and we are positioned to continue that,” Bielski said. “By remaining focused on top talent, evolving our technical solutions, and expanding our portfolio, we will be a top employer for our people, and a trusted partner to our clients as they grow as well.”  

About Inc. 5000:
Published annually, the Inc. 5000 is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment, its independent small and mid-sized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known businesses gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. 

The 2018 Inc. 5000 list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. Companies had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. 

About Ripple Effect:

Ripple Effect works with federal agencies to support programs across communications and outreach, program management and policy, and research and evaluation. Examples of specific projects include: 

  • Developing communications plans to help health care organizations communicate to the policymakers who shape the future of our nation’s health care 
  • Creating interactive instructional guides that clarify the NIH grants process and ultimately enhance access to funding for important research across a variety of health issues 
  • Researching scientific policies and collecting and analyzing public input to give people an avenue to comment on important health care changes 

More information is available at the company’s website and social media pages (FacebookTwitterLinkedIn). 



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9600 Blackwell Rd., Suite 210,
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